Host a GIC and uncover local innovation
“I’m always amazed with the creativity we unleash by asking a diverse group of super-talented people to work on something that really matters. For me personally, hosting GIC’s is a great joy to pass on the amazing and life altering experience I had at Singularity University when I was there as a student in the summer of 2010.”
– Anders Hvid
2015 Malaysia GIC winner: Dhesi Raja
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In the meantime, thank you for your interest in organizing a GIC. We look forward to reading your application!
The role of the GIC organizer is to execute the GIC, which includes identifying & recruiting sponsors, launching the Challenge, mentoring GIC applicants, and involving other past program participants to help with GIC promotion and application evaluation.
In order to be a GIC organizer, you must meet the following criteria:
If a GIC organizer role is already taken and you would like to participate in organizing the GIC please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with the GIC organizer.
We expect you, as a GIC organizer, to sign the agreement if you are able to commit time to organize the Challenge and you should sign the contract before you approach willing sponsors. It takes approximately 100 hours to execute a GIC from start to finish.
A Challenge can be launched at any point during the year. The Challenge application window is usually 6-10 weeks. All winners should be announced at least 8 weeks before the start of the SU program that the winners will be attending. This will allow the winners to have ample time to prepare and get the required travel documentation to visit the US.
Tracking and review is handled on the online Slideroom platform hosted on the GIC web page.
Each GIC organizer sets up their own review committee to evaluate GIC applications. The reviewing committee needs to include the GIC organizing team and/or alumni.
The application review process happens in 2-3 phases. The first phase involves the review of all applications to identify the top 10-20 applicants. In the second phase, the GIC local team and SU HQ will review these applicants to determine 5-10 finalists. During the third stage, finalists will make presentations at the pitch event, and the committee will select the winner. Each applicant must be reviewed by at least 2-3 reviewers.
The GIC organizer identifies an appropriate panel of judges (which may include the organizer) comprising senior representatives of the entrepreneurship, business, or innovation community relevant to the Challenge theme and/or SU staff and faculty. SU reserves the right to veto the decision of the judge’s panel if SU determines that the winner selected by the judge’s panel has not met admission criteria for participation in the SU program to be attended by the winner(s).